Bronx County, NY

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Population

1.47M

1.06% growth

Median Age

34


Median Household Income

$37,397

0.341% decline

Poverty Rate

29.7%


Number of Employees

615,251

0.85% growth

Median Property Value

$400,300

5.9% growth

About

In 2017, Bronx County, NY had a population of 1.47M people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $37,397. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bronx County, NY grew from 1.46M to 1.47M, a 1.06% increase and its median household income declined from $37,525 to $37,397, a -0.341% decrease.

The population of Bronx County, NY is 56.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29% Black or African American Alone, and 9.1% White Alone. 60.1% of the people in Bronx County, NY speak a non-English language, and 81.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bronx County, NY are Fordham University (5,202 degrees awarded in 2016), CUNY Lehman College (2,943 degrees), and Monroe College (2,631 degrees).

The median property value in Bronx County, NY is $400,300, and the homeownership rate is 19.1%. Most people in Bronx County, NY commute by Public Transit, and the average commute time is 44.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bronx County, NY is 0 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bronx County, NY employs 615k people. The largest industries in Bronx County, NY are Health Care & Social Assistance (152,767 people), Retail Trade (68,924 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (56,556 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,803), Public Administration ($52,742), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,202).

Median household income in Bronx County, NY is $37,397. Males in Bronx County, NY have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,672. The income inequality in Bronx County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,397

2017 value

± $1,444

-0.341%

1 Year Growth

± 5.15%

Households in Bronx County, NY have a median annual income of $37,397, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $37,525 in 2016, which represents a -0.341% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,550

Average Male Salary

± $1,168

$60,672

Average Female Salary

± $854

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bronx County, NY made 1.29 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Bronx County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $67,169 ± $870

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $62,618 ± $15,800

  3. Asian

    $62,444 ± $2,225

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bronx County, NY workers was White. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Bronx County, NY by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bronx County, NY is from New York.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.499

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New York was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.375% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for New York was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New York in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New York across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 293.01

  2. Census Tract 295

  3. Census Tract 132

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bronx County, NY was Census Tract 293.01 with a value of $102,045, followed by Census Tract 295 and Census Tract 132, with respective values of $100,750 and $96,701.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bronx County, NY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bronx County, NY (422k out of 1.42M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    276,827 ± 3,603

  2. Other

    198,917 ± 3,306

  3. Black

    125,975 ± 2,498

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bronx County, NY is Hispanic, followed by Other and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

615k

2017 Value

± 14,320

0.85%

1 Year growth

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bronx County, NY grew at a rate of 0.85%, from 610k employees to 615k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bronx County, NY, are Nursing, Psychiatric, & Home Health Aides (48,489 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (42,721 people), and Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,619 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bronx County, NY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bronx County, NY, by number of employees, are Nursing, Psychiatric, & Home Health Aides (48,489 people), Building Cleaning & Pest Control Workers (42,721 people), and Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,619 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bronx County, NY has an unusually high number of residents working as Baggage Porters & Concierges, & Tour & Travel Guides (6.34 times higher than expected), Nursing, Psychiatric, & Home Health Aides (6.06 times), and Motor Vehicle Operators Except Bus & Truck Drivers (4.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bronx County, NY, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($67,452), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,758), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,446).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

615k

2017 Value

± 14,320

0.85%

1 Year growth

± 3.29%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bronx County, NY grew at a rate of 0.85%, from 610k employees to 615k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bronx County, NY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (152,767 people), Retail Trade (68,924 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (56,556 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bronx County, NY, though some of these residents may live in Bronx County, NY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bronx County, NY, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (152,767 people), Retail Trade (68,924 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (56,556 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bronx County, NY has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.02 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.78 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bronx County, NY, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,803), Public Administration ($52,742), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,202).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $67.6B

  2. $47.2B

  3. $45.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New York product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $67.6B, followed by Electronics with $47.2B and Misc. mfg. prods. and $45.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New York products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$570B

2015 Value

$854B

Projected 2045 Value

49.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound New York trade was $570B. This is expected to increase 49.9% to $854B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New York trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New York to other states, or from other states to New York.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.6B

  2. $29.6B

  3. $18.8B

In 2015, the top outbound New York domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $34.6B, followed by Pennsylvania with $29.6B and Connecticut and $18.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New York shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.8% of the population of Bronx County, NY has health coverage, with 29.9% on employee plans, 42% on Medicaid, 6.55% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 0.427% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bronx County, NY was $9,778 in 2014. This is a 4.57% increase from the previous year ($9,351).

Primary care physicians in Bronx County, NY see 1799 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.07% decrease from the previous year (1895 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2033 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 557 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.2%). Additionally, Chemung County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1799 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Bronx County, NY see an average of 1799 patients per year. This represents a 5.07% decrease from the previous year (1895 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bronx County, NY in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,778

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,338

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,803

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,179

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New York (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.57%, from $9,351 to $9,778.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.23%

Uninsured

29.9%

Employer Coverage

42%

Medicaid

6.55%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

0.427%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bronx County, NY declined by 2.81% from 8.47% to 8.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bronx County, NY changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.2% prevalence

  2. 12.2% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Oswego County and Bronx County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in New York, at 12.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New York by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bronx County, NY is home to a population of 1.47M people, from which 81.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 34.9% of Bronx County, NY residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bronx County, NY is composed of 826k Hispanic or Latino residents (56.2%), 427k Black or African American Alone residents (29%), 134k White Alone residents (9.1%), 56.1k Asian Alone residents (3.81%), 14.1k Two or More Races residents (0.961%), 10k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.682%), 3.43k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.233%), and 374 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0254%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bronx County, NY are Spanish or Spanish Creole (651,874 speakers), African Languages (47,372 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (16,441 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bronx County, NY was 34. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Bronx County, NY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bronx County, NY residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

34.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 34.9% of Bronx County, NY residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bronx County, NY was 34.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    527,485 ± 17,593 people

  2. China

    441,157 ± 16,125 people

  3. Jamaica

    239,203 ± 11,935 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bronx County, NY was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 527,485 Bronx County, NY residents, followed by China with 441,157 and Jamaica with 239,203.

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Citizenship

81.8%

2017 Citizenship

81%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.8% of Bronx County, NY residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bronx County, NY was 81%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    826k ± 22.2k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    427k ± 3.96k

  3. White Alone

    134k ± 1.03k

In 2017, there were 1.93 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (826k people) in Bronx County, NY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 427k Black or African American Alone and 134k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bronx County, NY as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    651,874 speakers (48.4%)

  2. African Languages

    47,372 speakers (3.52%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    16,441 speakers (1.22%)

60.1% of Bronx County, NY citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bronx County, NY was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 48.4% of the overall population of Bronx County, NY are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.52% speak African Languages and 1.22% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,522 ± 1,703

  2. Vietnam

    5,956 ± 1,387

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,442 ± 910

Bronx County, NY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bronx County, NY awarded 15,427 degrees. The student population of Bronx County, NY is skewed towards women, with 24,514 male students and 37,710 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bronx County, NY are Hispanic or Latino (5,027 and 36.3%), followed by White (4,164 and 30%), Black or African American (3,306 and 23.8%), and Asian (733 and 5.29%).

The largest universities in Bronx County, NY by number of degrees awarded are Fordham University (5,202 and 33.7%), CUNY Lehman College (2,943 and 19.1%), and Monroe College (2,631 and 17.1%).

The most popular majors in Bronx County, NY are General Business Administration & Management (1,654 and 10.7%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (864 and 5.6%), and Social Work (857 and 5.56%).

The median tuition costs in Bronx County, NY are $32,225 for private four year colleges, and $6,400 and $14,880 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 390 degrees awarded

  2. 681 degrees awarded

  3. 404 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bronx County, NY was Registered Nursing with 390 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bronx County, NY according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,202 degrees awarded

  2. 2,943 degrees awarded

  3. 2,631 degrees awarded

$6,400

Median In-State Public

$32,225

Median Private

In 2016, the Bronx County, NY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fordham University with 5,202 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,794

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,633

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,794 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bronx County, NY, which is 0.601 times less than the 9,633 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bronx County, NY by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5,027 degrees awarded

  2. White

    4,164 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3,306 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bronx County, NY were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 5,027 degrees mean that there were 1.21 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 4,164 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bronx County, NY was $400,300 in 2017, which is 1.84 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $378,000 to $400,300, a 5.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Bronx County, NY is 19.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bronx County, NY have an average commute time of 44.9 minutes, and they commute by Public Transit. Car ownership in Bronx County, NY is lower than the national average, with an average of 0 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,397

Median Household Income

± $1,444

504k

Number of Households

± 12,470

In 2017, the median household income of the 504k households in Bronx County, NY declined from $37,397 from the previous year's value of $37,525.

The following chart displays the households in Bronx County, NY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$400,300

2017 Median

± $10,062

$378,000

2016 Median

± $14,033

In 2017, the median property value in Bronx County, NY grew to to $400,300 from the previous year's value of $378,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bronx County, NY compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bronx County, NY the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bronx County, NY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bronx County, NY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

19.1%

2017 Homeownership

19.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 19.1% of the housing units in Bronx County, NY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 19.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bronx County, NY compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

0 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bronx County, NY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bronx County, NY have 0 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

44.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bronx County, NY have a longer commute time (44.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 9.85% of the workforce in Bronx County, NY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Public Transit

    59.8%

  2. Drove Alone

    23.9%

  3. Walked

    7.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bronx County, NY was Public Transit, followed by those who Drove Alone and those who Walked.

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